UOE TRIP 1 DAY 2.7 THE WONDROUS ANT HILL THE PRISTINE RIVER

John Turner explains the amazing anthill to us in this video. They were the first farmers in Africa, in what is called a termetary. When they fly, that carry with them spores in their bodies. Males and females mate in the air. Once she lands, she uses her geometric senses to find a well. Anthills […]

UOE TRIP 1 DAY 2.4

John introduces us to English Lavender and it benefits. The Kei apple tree is then discussed and how it is used as a fence with its thorns and that it also produces fruit. The students are then taken on a game reserve drive where all the buildings are off the grid. They use solar panels for […]

UOE TRIP 1 DAY 2.3 TALKING RELATIONSHIPS ON THE DAM WALL

Groenfontein Flora and Fauna A lesson with John Turner Rudolph Steiner hits on a very important thing, in his understanding of a person’s development and growth. So what he puts forward is the notion that when you are born, that very early stage of your life from birth, to maybe 2 or 3 years old… […]

UOE TRIP 1 DAY 2.2 BREAKFAST ON THE STOEP

The theme from the previous night was exotic plants. All that was mentioned were brought in for agricultural purposes. The invasion is because of poor mismanagement. And then things like cutting down a wattle wind break brings in other factors, like bare ground which leads to erosion. And poisons are also used in the mismanagement […]

DAY 2: AMANGOLETTI

We go on a game drive in the Mangoletti Game Reserve. Our guide, Bongani, provides us with a wealth of information on the following topics as we encounter them, or how they relate to what we encounter: Clay soil versus sandy soil Browsers, grazers and mixed feeders The Yellow-billed Hornbill and its nesting system Animal Droppings […]

DAY 2 – PERMACULTURE 4 – SOIL FOR LIFE – PART 2

In this episode from the University of Earth we visit a wonderful vegetable and botanical farmer who has been growing an excellent array of vegetables in his very own permaculture grounds. A previous worker for John Turner, this farmer has detailed knowledge on how plants and vegetable are growing and what soil he uses. The […]

DAY 2 – PERMACULTURE 3 – SOIL FOR LIFE – PART 1

This video from the University of Earth sees the team speaking with the ex-gardener of John Turner and we learn about the wonderful permaculture project that he is working on. The permaculture idea is to really import the organic lifestyle into the home and actually integrate nature fully into your way of life. To add […]

DAY 2 – FORESTS – PART TWO

The team gathers at the National Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch. Plants have an amazing ability to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, water into living energy, which is fundamental for all forms of animal life. From the tiniest of microorganisms to the largest of animals and our large human ego’s. There has yet to be any process […]

DAY 2 – FORESTS – PART ONE

This episode we look at forests which are defined by areas covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth. This episode sees the wonderful University of the Earth team investigating the national botanical gardens in kirstenbosch. As Mr Turner reminds us initially that plants and trees are essential to our continued existence on this planet. We learn […]